As someone who deals with depression it can be isolating and it’s very easy to try to get out of that head space. And with drugs it can numb or mask the pain but the wounds are still there. With the conversation of addiction coming back around I just hope that it’s more nuanced than victim blaming or a blunt anti-drug message that can tone deaf and not helpful at all. Addiction truly is a disease and just like any other disease there’s resources available to combat it. There’s also grace so be with those who are struggling and fighting because sobriety is much more complicated than many feel
It only takes one. One hit and all is forgiven. One hit and those who forgot your genius will come rushing back. I've seen this happen in music. Chris Brown had a domestic dispute with Rihanna in 2009 and happened to be in jail when his biggest hit, Loyal dominated the airwaves but Team Breezy … Continue reading And We Back – Spike Lee’s Return to Prominence
Lovers of high fashion both proved themselves capable with opportunities to expand into this market with the launch of a Louis Vuitton sneaker collection (Jaspers, Dons, Mr. Hudsons) each named after West’s friends and fellow contemporaries. Interning at Fendi they showed they were ahead of the curve with fashion again presenting a forward idea on pants.
You never know how players will respond to adversity I hope the Cavaliers can bounce back. Young players like Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. are experiencing their first Finals. Sometimes the lights can be too bright. On the other end the Warriors have 4 future Hall of Famers who each won a championship last year.
The playoffs is all about match-ups. While the Toronto Raptors were #1 in the East because they have no answer to LeBron that got swept in the second round. Injuries have been a main factor in these playoffs and with Cavaliers losing Kevin Love there’s a possibility that LeBron could’ve actually already played his last game in Cleveland. With Chris Paul, who has been phenomenal in this series, out with a hamstring injury there’s a greater chance that the Warriors will bounce back winning both Game 6 in Oakland and a possible Game 7 in Houston.
Historically wrestling has had a checkered past with people of color specifically Black wrestlers in the business. While The Rock was arguably the biggest star of all time he was almost an anamoly. There has been a White wrestler being Akeem the Dream and Vince McMahon himself has been problematic.
He’s currently in his 15th season and destroying expectations of what being in your “prime” truly means as he’s had more milage put on his body than anyone currently in the league except Dirk Nowitzki. But it’s not all sunshine and daises if you’re associated with the King. The requirement for LeBron has been to win a championship ever year or that season is a totally failure, “chasing the ghost” he’s haunted with the fact that Jordan never lost on basketball’s biggest stage. And since James is seen by many as the “best basketball player in the world” means that it’s on his teammates to step it up and help him achieve his goal of competing for a championship.
His naiveté works as a creative. In My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy he explains he’s fighting for custody over his ‘inner child’. And in tons of interviews he compares his process as creating like an 8 or 10 year old. He’s made brilliant music this way but when speaking on real issues like slavery, mental or physical, and not being able to name a policy he agrees with Trump on he’s turned from someone who influenced an entire generation to someone who’s name is being used to justify dangerous racist ideologies.
There have been episodes that have turned to events.
When Chance The Rapper came to the show it was reminiscent of when Kanye West came to the Wild ’N Out stage, both received multiple Grammy awards and it was truly a great moment.
With Chance’s episode there was just an electric energy and that turned into an hour special.
With the Season 11 premiere Nick was able to revisit his childhood & his Nickelodeon beginnings where there was an All That Takeover including SNL’s Kenan Thompson surprise entrance.
With each generation there’s new hurdles but because of the work that has been laid before by the legends it makes it easier to walk through those doors and explore new options to push the boundaries from what was expected.